The artist favours watercolour for flower and nature studies and has produced countless portrait studies in watercolour, including babies and children.  She sometimes combines watercolour with mixed-media, pen, and pencil, using pure watercolour for landscape compositions and more finished portraits.  The compositions for the artist’s major acrylic paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour sketches.

Her landscape compositions are influenced by the poetic approach of Chinese masters who capture the essence of a scene after immersing themselves in the environment. This all-encompassing perspective is in direct contrast to the limiting “snapshot” view painted at the scene.  In some of her watercolour landscapes she paints on crumpled Japanese paper to create a shimmering textural effect.

WATERCOLOURS

The artist favours watercolour for flower and nature studies and has produced countless portrait studies in watercolour, including babies and children.  She sometimes combines watercolour with mixed-media, pen, and pencil, using pure watercolour for landscape compositions and more finished portraits.  The compositions for the artist’s major acrylic paintings are developed through preliminary watercolour sketches.

Her landscape compositions are influenced by the poetic approach of Chinese masters who capture the essence of a scene after immersing themselves in the environment. This all-encompassing perspective is in direct contrast to the limiting “snapshot” view painted at the scene.  In some of her watercolour landscapes she paints on crumpled Japanese paper to create a shimmering textural effect.

THEME: Scenes
Scenes
83 Works to view
83 Works to view

Scenes: Atmospheric landscapes composed in the studio: trees, rivers, rocks, cliffs. Plein air (early works) include bush, desert, sunsets and coastal scenes. City scenes include: streets, buildings, backyards, factories, and construction sites.
  • Cliff and River Bank, Goulburn River National Park, 2004
    watercolour and pen
    32 x 41 cm
  • Cat in Snow, Backyard, Weesp, Netherlands, 1991
    watercolour and pen
    41 x 31 cm
  • Gossip in Kent Street, Millers Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Slate Roofs along Kent Street, Millers Point, 1986
    watercolour and pen
    38 x 51 cm
  • Ash Wednesday Bushfire, 1986
    watercolour and singed paper collage
    98 x 71 cm
  • Rank Kirby Furniture Factory, White's Creek, viewed from Annandale, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    28 x 38 cm
  • Telegraph Pole, Kent St, Miller's Point, Sydney, 1985
    watercolour, brown pen and spittle
    59 x 42 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: Washing Blowing on the Line, Greyhound Inset, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: Expectant Kerry, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Backyards in Kent Street, Millers Point: Mrs Mac Feeding Cats, Washing Blowing on the Line, 1985
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 50 cm
  • Sketch: Stacking Steel Beams, WH Williams & Sons Factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm
  • Sketch: Metal Workers, WH Williams & Sons Factory, Silverwater, 1980
    watercolour and ballpoint on newsprint
    42 x 30 cm
  • Innenhof, Kreutzberg, Berlin, 1980
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Silver and Ochre Gum, Mongarlowe River, 1978
    watercolour
    52.8 x 37.5 cm
  • Gnarled Pines, Jindabyne, 1978
    watercolour
    38 x 56.5 cm
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: Raging Torrent, 1978
    watercolour
    38 x 40 cm
  • Flooded Mongarlowe River: Submerged Trees, 1978
    watercolour
    57 x 76 cm
  • Sketch: Bus Shelter, Parramatta Road (opposite Ross Street), Sydney University, with marbling doodle, 1978
    watercolour, pencil and crayon
    18 x 25 cm
  • Across the Gorge / Colo Heights: Sunlit Escarpment through Gums, 1977
    watercolour on crumbled paper
    41 x 96 cm
  • Mountain Lagoon Road, Bilpin - study for 'Turning and Turning', 1977
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Looking down View St, Annandale towards White Bay Power Station, 1977
    watercolour and pen
    37 x 54 cm
  • Spencer's Crossing, Kosciuszko National Park, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    31.5 x 68 cm
  • Brachina Gorge, Flinders Ranges, 1977
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    46 x 59 cm
  • Rocky Incline, Old Northern Road, 1976
    watercolour and pen
    56 x 38 cm
  • Crackenback River, 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    36 x 96 cm
  • Struggling Gums, Cattai Ridge, 1976
    watercolour
    12 x 21 cm
  • Sketch: Lee-Ann and Wayne with Go-cart, 1976
    watercolour
    21 x 29 cm
  • Wollondilly River, 1976
    watercolour
    40 x 50 cm
  • Cattai Ridge (watercolour, small), 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    16 x 34 cm
  • Cattai Ridge (watercolour), 1976
    watercolour on crumpled Japanese paper
    61.5 x 71 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Wollangambe Wilderness, Blue Mountains, 1975
    watercolour
    63 x 97 cm
  • Shakeshaft's Waterfall, 1975
    watercolour
    76 x 65 cm
  • Bogan River in Flood, 1974
    watercolour
    61.5 x 71 cm
  • Sketch: Hippie on Pyrmont Bridge, Evening, 1973
    watercolour
    30.5 x 22.5 cm
  • White Bay Power Station from Glebe Point, Timber Mill with Derrick Crane in Foreground, 1973
    watercolour and ballpoint
    20 x 25 cm
  • Mirror Image Banksias, 1973
    watercolour
    24 cm dia.
  • Cul-de-sac Composition Sketch, 1972
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
  • The Edge of the Lake / Umber, 1972
    watercolour
    35 x 46 cm (var)
  • Sketch: Corner Shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Shelley's Famous Drinks', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: Corner Shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Groceries', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: Corner Shop Annandale, Piper & View Sts - 'Billy Tea', 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint on airmail paper
    20 x 25 cm
  • Sketch: Indian Family in Glebe Point Road, 1972
    watercolour and ballpoint
    20 x 33 cm
  • Clearing / Moonlight 1, 1971 circa
    watercolour
    33 cm dia (est)
    Private collection
  • Five Trees, 1971
    watercolour
    45 x 60 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Tree Group, 1971
    watercolour
    40 x 57 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Silver Rock and River Reflections, 1971
    watercolour
    14 x 30 cm
  • Ridge, Lane Cove River National Park, 1971
    watercolour
    20.5 x 25.5 cm
  • Broken Branch, Second Creek, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1971
    watercolour
    56 x 78 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • After Rain / Bush After Rain, 1971
    watercolour
    37.5 x 45 cm
  • She-Oaks by the Upper Colo, 1970
    watercolour
    35 x 48 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Down and Out in Glebe, 1970
    watercolour
    43 x 32 cm
  • Sunlight on Water / River Island, 1970
    watercolour
    36 x 42 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Summer along the Hawkesbury, 1970
    watercolour
    35 x 54 cm
  • Old Rocks, 1969 circa
    watercolour
    35 x 51 cm (est)
    Private collection
  • Moon / Moonlight 2, 1969
    watercolour
    33 cm dia (est)
    Private collection
  • Oberon Landscape, 1969
    watercolour on grey ingres paper
    51 x 61 cm
  • Boys Crabbing in Estuary, Gosford, 1969
    watercolour
    55 x 68 cm
  • Rock Study, 1969
    watercolour
    51 x 77 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • View of the Lane Cove River, 1967
    watercolour
    50 x 72 cm
    Private collection
  • Twisted Pine Branch, 1967
    watercolour
    28.5 x 38 cm
  • Forked Tree, Ku-ring-gai, 1967
    watercolour
    58 x 79 cm
  • Blue Mountains Rockface / Ridge, 1964
    watercolour
    33 x 58 cm
  • Sleaford Bay Headland, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 1962
    watercolour
    39 x 58 cm
  • Blue Mountains Ridge / Rugged Landscape, 1961
    watercolour
    11 x 39 cm
  • Flowering Saltbush, Euriowie Creek, 1961
    watercolour
    38.5 x 55.5 cm
  • Ships in the Harbour, 1961
    watercolour
    23.5 x 38.5 cm
    Private collection
  • Three Trees, 1961
    crayon and watercolour
    39 x 56 cm
    Private collection
  • Washing Day, Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    28 x 38 cm
    Private collection
  • Hilltop Houses, Outskirts of Broken Hill, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 56 cm
  • Woolloomooloo from The Domain, 1961
    watercolour
    30 x 40 cm
  • Sleaford Bay, Port Lincoln, South Australia, 1961
    watercolour
    39 x 58 cm
  • Louth Bay, SA, 1960 circa
    watercolour
    56 x 51 cm
    Private collection
  • Salt Lake (near Port Lincoln), 1959
    watercolour
    52.5 x 36 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Two Gums, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    26 x 23 cm
  • Two Gums, Frome Road, Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour, pencil and cray-pas
    37 x 26.5 cm
  • Gulls and Workmen, Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour and pen
    25.5 x 27 cm
  • Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour and crayon
    46 x 33.5 cm
  • Off-loading, Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide, 1959
    watercolour and pen
    24.5 x 40 cm (var.)
  • Winter Trees, Second Creek, Ivymeade, Burnside, 1959
    watercolour
    54 x 37 cm
  • Boys Cockling, Port Lincoln, 1959
    watercolour
    29 x 52 cm
  • Spring, Adelaide Foothills, 1959
    watercolour
    31 x 43 cm
  • Aunty Dot's Hens at Grandpa's Workshop, 1958
    watercolour
    27 x 35 cm
  • Mount Gipps, Broken Hill, 1957
    watercolour
    23 x 36.5 cm

WATERCOLOURS : Scenes 83 Works
WATERCOLOURS : Scenes 83 Works


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